Skip to main content

About your Search

20131202
20131210
LANGUAGE
Search Results 0 to 4 of about 5
MSNBC
Dec 3, 2013 8:00am PST
the problems that they had initially with the rollout? >> so basically the obama administration is transitioning from this period in which it's trying to get the technical side of things to working to actually selling the law itself, which at this point is still a major task. the law is definitely going to disrupt health insurance in both positive ways and for some, some negative ways. so basically the administration is basically hoping to change the political tide, change the message that the public is hearing through this nonstop speaking tour all the way up through christmas. >> so the biggest challenge certainly for the administration has been in states that are run by republican governors. there's been a sabotage campaign or obstruction campaign. we do have states where they're running their own exchanges and seen success, certainly in kentucky. we talked with john yarmuth about that and it's startling when you compare his state and the state of mississippi where the state insurance commissioner set up an exchange only to have it shut down by the state's governor. so was this
MSNBC
Dec 7, 2013 11:00am PST
promoting improvements to the health care website, today president obama turns his attention abroad. at the forum on middle east policy in washington, d.c. the president outlined the administration's plan to curb iran's nuclear program. he just wrapped up his comments a few minutes ago. >> ultimately my goal as president of the united states, something that i've said publicly and privately and shared everywhere i've gone, is to prevent iran from getting a nuclear weapon. but what i've also said is the best way for us to prevent iran from getting a nuclear weapon is for a comprehensive, verifiable diplomatic resolution. if at the end of six months it turns out that we can't make a deal, we're no worse off and in fact we have greater leverage with the international community to continue to apply sanctions and even strengthen them. >> we get more now from nbc white house correspondent kristen welker. kristen, this interim deal with iran really seemed to dominate the conversation today. what stood out to you? >> reporter: well, craig, i thought one of the most interesting moments this a
MSNBC
Dec 10, 2013 1:00pm PST
. threats of sanctions or force to push those nations towards u.s. objectives. in iran, the obama administration has achieved a short-term breakthrough where most modern administrations have failed. the new six-month nuclear freeze in exchange is a key diplomatic step, although a long term deal requires more work. secretary kerry also warned members of congress to back off the sanctions program while the six-month period plays out. for more on the diplomacy and the road ahead, we welcome dennis ross, former special assistant to president obama until 2011 and former diplomat for presidents clinton and george bush senior. thank you for joining us. >> my pleasure. >> so ambassador, you have described this as times as a cap for cap agreement with iran. walk us through what the administration is doing here, and what, if anything, we learned from today's hearing. >> well i think the key thing the administration is trying to do is stop the clock. it understands at this point, it's not able to negotiate what i would call a rollback agreement, meaning you roll back their nuclear infrastruc
MSNBC
Dec 2, 2013 8:00am PST
tough spot. politico has an article on how the 2016 fever is testing the hillary clinton/obama bond. obama needs the party's attention devoted to helping him salvage the final three years of his administration but democratic donors and activists say the growing anticipation around a possible clinton administration three years out could accelerate the president's arrival at lame duck status. the more obama is viewed as a has been, the harder it could be to rally the party to fight for his agenda. do you agree with that analysis, victoria? >> you know, thomas, i think all of this talk about hillary might be a moot point come 2016. right now she is the candidate to beat. but we don't know what the mood of the american public is going to be in the next three years. a lot of that is going to depend on how we view the trust in government. it's near an all-time low. the pew study showed only 19% of us believe that washington is doing the right thing. so if we come to that spot and americans want someone who knows washington, then we're going to naturally see hillary emerge. if we want anot
MSNBC
Dec 9, 2013 8:00am PST
? >> i think the important thing to remember is that this administration is focusing on this in a way that is quite unprecedented. about five days ago president obama called this the defining challenge of our time, specifically income inequality. the upper 10% of americans is making 50% of the income in the country. all of those solutions are incredibly difficult to stomach. they mean increasing the minimum wage which in turn may mean more expensive goods for americans. it means reducing executive compensation, which means pissing off a lot of very powerful people. it means things like increasing revenues, which obviously is a very hard sell. >> i came from cnbc, and when they talk about redistribution of wealth, they literally break out in hives and that's the type of thing. is that the only thing that can accomplish closing the gap? is that really -- you have to just do that? or are there other things like what bill clinton did with welfare to workers, some other things that could maybe do other than just that? >> i think that a robust welfare state can actually create a safety net
Search Results 0 to 4 of about 5